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Aug 25, 2009 18:49 |  #1

Just ordered one and I'm excited about learning to use it. Care to share any tidbits of wisdom?


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Aug 25, 2009 19:36 |  #2

The 85 f/1.8 suffers from pretty bad color fringing when at f/1.8 to about f/2.8 but you'll only see it on sharp white/dark boundaries. Other than that, it is a great little lens!


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Aug 25, 2009 19:53 |  #3

You only see it if the highlight side of the edge is badly blown out. Even then, you might see absolutely no fringing. I have loads of 1.8/2.0 shots with zero purple fringing. Then there is the exception that shows some minor fringing at 200%. I still haven't figured that out.


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Aug 25, 2009 20:24 |  #4

Yeah the purple fringing on my copy was pretty bad. It's easy to fix though through some post processing so it's not big of a deal. The IQ outweighs this problem anyways.


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Aug 25, 2009 20:39 |  #5

Probably the best IQ for the price...super fast AF makes shooting indoor sports really fun. I've found that the CA fringing happens wide open and especially when shooting metallic objects for some odd reason. Otherwise this is my favorite lens and I love shooting with it!


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Aug 25, 2009 21:13 as a reply to  @ Brett Markham Photo's post |  #6

My least used lens. Don't know why.


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Aug 25, 2009 21:18 |  #7

pratman64 wrote in post #8523295 (external link)
My least used lens. Don't know why.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the culprit is your 135 f/2L


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Aug 25, 2009 21:18 |  #8

lovely lens. You become a better photographer just by owning one. :)

Had mine a long time, and often work with just it and my 24 2.8. Its a dependable, predictable lens. Make sure you get it a hood though. No particular reason for this lens, I just think they all should have hoods.


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Aug 25, 2009 22:31 |  #9

nureality wrote in post #8523329 (external link)
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the culprit is your 135 f/2L


Actually, I've had 85 lot longer than 135. Somehow, the focal length doesn't do much for me. I love 50 and 135, but not 85 as much.

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Aug 26, 2009 15:54 as a reply to  @ x.pozhr's post |  #10

Got it a few weeks ago and love it on my 40D. Nice focal length. Very sharp. Love the shallow depth of field for this focal length, and the bokeh is beautiful. Easy to walk around with.


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